First Trailer for Horror Film 'The Silence' About Terrifying, Deadly Bats

March 29, 2019
Source: YouTube

The Silence Trailer

"We can't trust anyone now." Netflix has debuted an official trailer for a horror thriller titled The Silence, from filmmaker John R. Leonetti (Annabelle). Although the description for this sounds a lot like A Quiet Place, the novel it's based on was actually written years before that movie was made. The Silence tells the story of a family struggling to survive in a world terrorized by a deadly, primeval species of bat, hunting only with their acute hearing. As the family seeks refuge in a remote haven where they can wait out the invasion, they start to wonder what kind of world will remain when they're ready to emerge. Starring Stanley Tucci, Kiernan Shipka, Miranda Otto, John Corbett, Kate Trotter, and Kyle Breitkopf. This looks way more intense and horrifying than A Quiet Place, with a much scarier apocalyptic feel. Those darn crazy bats.

Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for John R. Leonetti's The Silence, direct from IGN's YouTube:

The Silence Poster

The Silence Poster

When the world is under attack from terrifying creatures (a lethal bat called Vesps) who hunt their human prey by sound, 16-year old Ally Andrews (Kiernan Shipka), who lost her hearing a few years before, and her family seek refuge in a remote haven. But they discover a sinister cult who are eager to exploit Ally's heightened senses. The Silence is directed by filmmaker & cinematographer John R. Leonetti, director of the films Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, The Butterfly Effect 2, Annabelle, Wolves at the Door, and Wish Upon previously. The screenplay is by Carey Van Dyke & Shane Van Dyke, adapted from Tim Lebbon's novel of the same name. Netflix will premiere Leonetti's The Silence streaming exclusively starting on April 10th.

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It definitely looks more horrifying, as in bad lol.

Brandon Cole on Mar 29, 2019


So amped!!! I didn't think we would get a sequel to "A Quiet Bird Box Place" so soon. lol

Oblique on Mar 29, 2019


So a movie of Stanley Tucci chewing up scenery?

97point6 on Mar 29, 2019


or, depending on the outcome, the scenery chewing up tucci! LOL

dan on Mar 29, 2019


Worth a watch for Tucci.

grimjob on Mar 29, 2019



dan on Mar 29, 2019


Stop trying to remake The Birds with other fauna.

Jezper on Mar 29, 2019


yea, when they showed the "creatures" lined up on the power lines, i definitely thought of "the birds".

dan on Mar 29, 2019


Netflix goes Hitchcock with the iq of the walking dead. Beer, comrades and nothing better to do? I`d watch it, but probably watch my phone for sms from mom more.

ErrorSapiens on Mar 29, 2019


NICE. I love both the lead actors so I AM IN. On its face though it seems dumb.

DAVIDPD on Mar 29, 2019


you took the words out of my mouth - i'm a huge tucci fan and i can't believe he'd be in something bad - but this does seem kind of "dumb".

dan on Mar 29, 2019


Definitely looks better then A Quiet Place. But, after putting behind weak Hitchcockian motives, what's with the silence in these films? Come on, that's not fun. Be brave, be loud ...

shiboleth on Mar 29, 2019


Another example of Netflux. I'd watch this in a theater...if only just to make people be quiet.....(see what I did there) 😀

Whichhalfofthewit on Mar 29, 2019


alex, not to be off-topic, but i haven't seen it on your site yet - have you seen the trailer for "chernobyl" it's an HBO movie coming in may ? it looks like an outstanding (and unsettling) movie here's a link for anyone interested -

dan on Mar 29, 2019


Hey Dan! Yes, I did see the trailer. Looks very good, and very scary. I didn't post it on the site because it's technically a mini-series, and not a TV movie, so it just barely doesn't count as a movie (and we don't post anything TV unfortunately). But it does look good, thanks for sharing.

Alex Billington on Mar 30, 2019


yea, i get that "technically" it's not a movie. i just brought it up because the trailer was scary and that's hard to pull off. everything about this looks excellent.

dan on Mar 30, 2019


Agreed, looks very good. I do want to watch it.

Alex Billington on Mar 30, 2019


This is just to get rising star Kiernan Shipka more screen time.

Electronic Eric on Apr 5, 2019


Wasn't there already another movie about killer bats about 19 or so years ago?

JohnDoeB on Apr 6, 2019

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